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on hold or they are working part time for economic reasons what about super storm sandy. analysts say it cut slew of hours. 67,000 americans with full-time jobs worked part time for weather-related reasons. in november, after the storm, that number spiked to more than a million people. traders on wall street said at first they didn't know what to make of the data. but boy the end of the day the dow you was up 81 points to close above 13,100. ed henry is live at the white house with the rest of this story. in good news and in perfect news but the truth is consumer confidence and the fiscal cliff talk could say have something to do with all of it. >> no doubt about it new survey out from reuters, michigan in early december we saw consumer sentiment drop to the lowest level that we have seen since august. that suggests, according to analysts that the increased taxes they are expecting from this fiscal crisis is weighing on consumer spending right now. the other side of this though, of course, is vice president biden went to a diner today to talk to some middle class folks and he basicall
and candy. just one please. >> it is more than a month since super storm sandy chewed up the northeast. so much destruction . a new program bringing smiles to the faces of children affected by the storm. ana is live in staten island, new york. >> hey, harris. camp tlc is for families displaced by the storm. kitteds can be kids while parents run errands or participate in the activities. we'll have more coming up. now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists and other health professionals who helped us achieve the highest average star rating among national medicare companies... and become the first and only national medicare advantage company to achieve a 5-star rating for a medicare plan... your efforts result in the quality of care and service we'
in los angeles thanks. >>> hundreds of volunteers who you are ared to new york after superstorm sandy are settling into their home away from home. when they are not helping with recovery efforts they are recouperating on the uss wright. it is equiped with sleeping quarters and a common area. anna is live with an inside look. >> hello everybody at home. finding space for the thousands of volunteers who stepped up in the aftermath of superstorm sandy has proven to be a tall order. that's where this ship comes in, the ss wright. it is now home away from home for a couple hundred volunteers from the american red cross and fema core. they are staying together and eating together and playing games and watching sports together, yet it is in patriotic living quarters. and they are manning the 27 disaster recovery centers set up in the tri-state area. many are young and even just right out of high school. it is an interesting dynamic as many of the red cross volunteers are older. retired health care workers. it can be trying. being around storm victims and devastation at times is emotionally e
as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's start with bigger of the two deals. freeport's purchase of plains. approximately $6.9 billion in total now. it's a cash and stock deal. .6531 shares and 39 bucks a share in cash. that adds up to $50 a share. that's a fairly significant premium when we look at where pxp, that being the ticker symbol in
to, believe it or not, hurricane sandy. >> jeff flock has the story at the bureau in chicago. hi, jeff. >> indeed. two headlines. sandy one, and the other is fiscal cliff. starting to see the first impacts now in terms of considerations about fiscal cliff on the sales call today with ford keeping production up in the first quarter. they are bullish, increasing production by 11%, and gm holding off on sales forecasts because they are worried about the cliff. look at the numbers. as lori said, gm up 3%, ford up 6%, chrysler up, 30th consecutive month of increases for chrysler, toyota up 17%. gm did well with small cars, we're getting to the point in the country where cars are # getting so old, 11 years is the average age of a vehicle right now, and that is driving it as well. on the sandy front, as we look at the stock numbers, the folks at ford say we are 30,000 additional sales industry-wide because of sandy. toyota said they they 400,000 cars were damaged in sandy, a boost to gm and ford. look at the stock there. ford stock not harmed by news of another recall for them. that rec
sandy also likely slowed job growth last month. negotiations on a budget deal will continue today. meanwhile, president obama says a northern virginia family is proof that a deal must get done before the end of the year. he met with tiffany and richard santana yesterday. the middle class couple is living with tiffany's parents to help make ends meet. she wrote about her struggles to the white house as part of a social media campaign. >> at first it was just that white house.gov was going to come and get a little more information about our story, and we really thought it was going to be that, just white house.gov coverage. as the days went on, we understood that that senior white house officials was the white house official. so it was pretty exciting for us. >> president obama and lawmakers now have less than four weeks to reach a deal to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect. >>> 4:34 now. melissa mollet is at the live desk with breaking news. good morning, melissa. >> good morning. sirens are going off. a tsunami warning in japan. take a look at this video we
that because of hurricane sandy, job creation might have been a little slower last month, the unemployment rate might have stayed a little bit higher. it turns out that sandy did have an impact, but not on the headline numbers. >> if you look deeper in the report, you do see that over a million workers who normally work full time were reduced to part-time hours during the reference week because of bad weather, and over 300,000 additional workers weren't able to work at all because of bad weather. >> reporter: and because of the way the labor department calculates or figures out and decides -- defines who is working part time, full time or working at all and when, sandy's impact did not show up in the overall numbers. but one thing did. as you mentioned, 350,000 people left the work force, about the same number stayed in, and that is what put downward pressure on the unemployment rate taking it down to 7.7. heather? heather: peter barnes reporting live from the white house, thank you. so what can the federal government do to kick start the economy and get more americans back to work in the new y
improvement for the auto industry. how hurricane sandy might've helped the car business. that's coming up next. and that new information on a murder suspect found dead in an alaska jail cell. why police say this man, who once tried to escape from courtroom, may be linked to a least seven other killings. [inaudible] but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. jon: a fox news weather alert for you now. three back-to-back storms lashing parts of northern california this weekend creating quite a mess. in redwood city a huge tree completely knocks down a power line near one family's home. utility crews say this is why tens of thousands of people remain in the dark there. but the storm also producing a welcome sight. lots of snowy forecasters say actually helped contain many of the areas rising rivers. meteorologist maria molina live in the fox news weather center. >> jon, good to see you. that's right we saw a lot of heavy snow among higher elevations across portion
. melissa: paying the price for hurricane sandy, fema asking for more money to foot the bill. how does the federal government plan to pay for this? lori: the social networking site moving up in the world. how investors could benefit the head. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attentio which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male annouer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitalspharmacists and other health professionals who helped achieve the highest average star rating among national medicare companies... and become the first and only national medicare advantage company to achieve a 5-star rating for a medicare plan... your efforts result in the quality of care and service we're able to provide... whicmeans better health outcomes... and more quality time to share with the ones who matter most. i
to help kids affected by superstorm sandy. instead all of new york's kids are eating for free. >> clayton: do you think this 90-year-old statue is offensive? take a look at the screen, offensive. a man basically standing on a woman. some people's rights groups do and they're trying to get rid of it. we'll explain. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> straighten up your socks, mike. >> pulling up the socks, a long four hours. >> alisyn: and get dressed before the show? >> hoyt hoist them up. mike jerrick is in for dave. >> hi, everybody. >> clayton: and get the heisman trophy winner and dave was so jealous, he didn't get so see john am i manziel. >> and freshman. >> alisyn: a lot from women and-- >> and coming up in half an hour, the six presents you did not want to get for someone. ali is going to give you a cautionary tale. >> alisyn: and what's happening at this hour, overnight u.s. special forces operations, killing seven taliban insurgents during the rescue a kidnapped american, near the afghanistan-pakistan border, the doctor a freeman after being captured by the taliban at a me
is resolved. superstorm sandy likely had an impact on the unemployment rate economisted expect the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern virginia couple is proof that lawmakers must come to an agreement on a budget deal by the end of the year. he met with tiffany and richard santana yesterday. living with tiffany's parents to help make ends meet. she wrote about her struggles to the white house as part of a social media campaign. >> we live with an extended family. we have two sets of adult incomes in our home. it would be more like a $4,000 tax increase for us, which would be relatively devastating for our family. i wanted to share that with the white house. i wasn't sure i was going to get a response, but i did want to at least make my voice heard. >> president obama says he'll only sign off on a budget deal that includes a tax hike for the wealthiest americans. republicans say they want to generate additional tax revenue by closing tax loopholes and eliminating some deductns. >>> the budget stalemate is taking its toll on maryland and vi
,000 jobs last month. economists were expecting more than that. at some point through superstorm sandy and how that may have impacted the results in the northeast or the adp report is seen as an indicator for jobs report. we were given new unemployment rate that i can share with you. greg: citigroup says it is cutting 11,000 jobs. about 40% of the global workforce. this they are expected to save $1.1 billion per year, and is the first major action since the banking giant named a new ceo. the group is not saying exactly how many of these lost jobs will be here in the united states are you with that they plan to close 44 branches. we do pretty big news from citigroup. republican leaders calling on obama to sit down for a face-to-face negotiation on the fiscal cliff. this is just weeks ago before the deadline. right now, as you know, there is still no deal. those sites are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. mike emanuel has more. reporter: hello, jenna. speaker john boehner says the republicans made a good-faith effort to avert a fiscal crisis. they say essentially this is now t
for first-time unemployment claims last week. that's a high number. forget about sandy, 370,000 is a high number. here we are raising taxes on everybody who worked by $120 billion. maybe we'll also raise taxes on richer people, wealthier people. raise the tax on dividends and interest and capital gains. that amount to a big tax increase in a weak economy. should we be doing that? >> what we are told is all across the board this is what has to happen. we need revenues brought into the federal government. a lot of people unhappy with that model. but that what's they are arguing. >> reporter: that's what they are arguing. but the president wants higher tax rates on the rich web's standing firm on that. the republicans are not going to say caved but they agreed to $800 billion in extra tax revenues over 10 years. so yes a tax increase is coming in one form or another. and you add that to the payroll tax increase and you have got a big tax increase coming count pike in a weak economy. martha: it will hurt across the board from the top to the bottom. everybody's financial picture will look diff
the pull back because of hiring being depressed because of hurricane sandy. maybe you'll see some of that in the next month, but this was a strong report on its surface. digging in the numbers. look at the right side on that graphic, 14.4% underemployment. the percentage of people working, eligible in the work force, 63.6%, you want that higher, too. >> we also learned about 350,000 people last month simply gave up and stopped looking for work, and that potentially caused that little drop in the unemployment rate. >> that's right. that's important to note, too, 350,000 gave up working. these could be people that are retiring early, taking early social security and they're getting out of the labor market. it could also be people, wolf, who have been on extended unemployment benefits, they roll off the benefits, try to find work for a couple months, they don't, so they drop out, too. >> are the november numbers part of a trend we've been seeing? what does this portend down the road. >> you have on average 151,000 jobs a month, the monthly average. the last couple months before now w
's assassination nfl games were played and after hurricane sandy games were played. this is unsurprising behavior. bill: they played and they won which has been not so often this year. martha: as everyone tries to sort this story out, for the first time we are hearing the audio of the police communications between first responders at the scene as this tragedy unfold. some of this is understandably disturbing. >> code one, number 1 air ahead drive. martha: what an awful story this is. we know miss perkins later died at the hospital. more on this story as we continue. bill: there has been growing concern about concussions in the nfl. back in 2012 players suffered 127 to date. the league has seen the number of players grow from 2004 to 2010. and not just football. conditions happen in the u.s. each and every year. martha: belcher is not the first nfl player to recently take his life. junior say oh and dave diewr on both died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. we'll talk to jim coming up in the next hour. >> 6 minutes past the hour. former president george herbert walker bush waking up in a houston ho
. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thur's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a settlement on a global level. she indicated that her court is ready to do everything in its power for that purpose. but apple and samsung remained wide apart in their claims. the california court plans to hand down a separate ruling for each of the many cases the two firms have been fighting, making judgments on the amounts of damages and which types of samsung devices violate apple's patent rights. in the latest case, apple is asking the
, sandy pass no mat what they are. if they're disas truss it was sandy. if the economy is great --. ashley: so difficult to trade in this environment right now. >> it is so difficult to trade. people have to be very aware. that is the key word you use, trade. do you want to be a trader or do you want to be an investor? so many people tell me, charles, i don't want to be trader. they buy at 30, goes to 28.04, oh, my god i need to sell it, i'm losing my shirt!. what the heck. i thought you didn't want to be a trader? one of the reasons i'm getting a little bit bullish about the market in general. i'm a individual stock guy. i don't like to do the macro thing. i like the way the market acts. we've seen a shaking out of the weak sisters. we had the market pull back sharply. we saw the pullback in apple. weak holders of stocks, weak sisters have for the most part been shaken out. it would take disasterous news --. ashley: talking about disaster, what if we went over the cliff? >> if we did go over the cliff and saw the market pull back sharply i would look to be a buyer on the pullback. here's
of sandy. they feel the unemployment rate will remain at 7.9%. they're also concerned that the fiscal cliff is keeping jobs from hiring. vice president joe biden will have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress and president obama don't reach an agreement on a budget by the end of the year. the white house has highlighted several middle class families' struggles in making the case for a deal. >>> in syria tensioned at a boiling point between rebels and the government. syrian rebels have declared damascus international airport a military target, warning civilians and airlines not to approach it. this comes as reports of the government preparing to use chemical weapons on the civilians there. since march of 2011, 40,000 people have been killed in the country's civil war. >>> a u.s. capitol police officer is in the hospital this morning after being hit by a car. this happened around 8:30 last night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far
of life sometimes you have to adjust after hurricane sandy damaged thousands of homes. victims are copying or some of the volunteers. we're going to show you where. >> heather: plus there it is no ordinary stroll in the park. not at all. it's been 40 years since someone set foot on another world. the last new moon walker sits down with us. >> i was strolling on the moon one day ♪ in the merry, merry month of may ♪ ♪ when much to my surprise ♪ a pair of burning eyes it's a need way to travel. ent e, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow >>> hippity-hop, da-da-definitive. over the hill. hippity-hop. i have to tell you. falcon 109. >> heather: it has been 40 years since that historic scene. the final nasa mission sending a man to walk on the moon. last person to do that. he is the commander of a apo
report which is due at 8:30. economists are predicting superstorm sandy slowed job growth in november. right now, it is 5:38. we'll be back in just a moment.  [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for land o'lakes butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> welcome back. new this morning, michigan is now one step closer to becoming a right to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approv
is about to get more help from the federal government for sandy cleanup. president obama has declared a major disaster in d.c., ordering federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in areas affected by the massive storm. the declaration opens up more long-term federal aid. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. did you feel the cold as soon as you stepped out? >> how could you not feel it? it was obvious. let's go to tom. >> just 36 hours ago, i saw people jogging in shorts and t-shirts. it was around 7 0 degrees. now it's down below freezing. most of the region, all these areas in blue, west virginia, virginia, maryland, eastern shore in the 20s this morning. reagan national is at 35. and it's a little bit above freezing on the potomac near the bay. we've got a clear sky. a few whispy high clouds coming in from the north and west. here is your four-day forecast. afternoon highs today into the mid 40s with lots of sunshine and a light wind. and then tomorrow, we'll have a lot of cloudiness around. cold start, afternoon highs near 50 and a small chance of sprinkles and light rain. s
with the jobs report on friday. so i expect to see hurricane sandy was at play in there. >> figuring into that report. looking forward to that. >>> first it was republicans throwing the president's fiscal cliff plan right back at him. now it's the president's turn. he rejected an offer that included no raise in tax rates for the top 2% of americans, seemed to indicate a little wiggle room on his insistence the taxes go up for the wealthy from 35% to 39.6%. here's what he told bloomberg tv. >> do they have to go up to 39.6% now? >> let me sort of describe the process here for you, juliana. let's let those go up and then let's set up a process with a time certain at the end of 2013 or the fall of 2013 where we work on tax reform, look at what loopholes and deductions both democrats and republicans are willing to close and it's possible that we may be able to lower rates by broadening the base at that point. >> want to get to stephanie cutter former deputy campaign manager for obama 2012. stephanie, nice to have you with us this morning. appreciate your time as always. you're the -- >>
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aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 370,000. >> this will last until the work week and as for tomorrow will have morning fall. it will be dry and warmer into the we can take it a look at the fog he does see pretty widespread and that it will stay over much of the bay area until 10:00 a.m.. into the evening it will start to build along the east bay shore and your inland valley areas. it is a warm start for the morning as 53 degrees. upper 40's for daly city's and it is already on upper 40's for a sunnyvale. for those of you head in out the door you will still be sitting in the '50s and it will not be until the late morning that we will see the 60's. for those of you who are heading out this evening the temperatures will drop to the low 50s that is indicated by the blue on your screen. >> it will be low 60's for the east bay shore and inland valley area. upper
it all. >> this next picture is superstorm sandy. the president with mike bloomberg and janet napolitano touring the damage. you can just imagine how grim that tom donlon -- i'm not sure if tom is also in the picture. you can see what they're looking at. >> right. you know, the one that -- he's not in this picture, but what jumps in my mind is the criticism that chris christie got over saying nice things when president obama went up to new jersey to tour the devastation. i just think the seriousness that's conveyed in this picture, i almost never say this. there are things in which politics takes a very far back seat. this is one of them. >> take a look at the next picture. we were talking a few minutes ago about possible cabinet choices. there's dennis mcdone noug on the right and jack lou is if he's the treasury secretary and tom lon lan, the national security adviser. the president is so comfortable with these insiders. these are great pictures by pete suza. look at air force one. the president is in marine one coming in behind. there's air force one that's a wonderful picture. finall
is going to lose. ♪ bill: there is a new report that super storm sandy cost the economy $60 billion, for lost productivity and output. rick leventhal is live in staten island, new york where some industries have actually benefitted. what is the story there, rick? >> reporter: of koerbs, bil course, the businesses directly in the storm surge, retail and restaurants a lot of them have suffered dramatically. other businesses, contractors and home improvement have done very, very well. roofers, landscapers, electrical contractors. this couple run a electrical business and you guys have been crazy busy right? >> yes, since the storm we had hen emergency influx of emergency work. we are aeurbl to hire back some of the people we had laid off and we are looking to hire more people to handle the work that is coming in. >> reporter: you have more work than you can even do yourselves. >> wyatt this point. >> reporter: and you see what, no end in sight? >> we see this generating a very long term, at least a year, two years hopefully. >> reporter: it's great that they are actually able to employ
's disease. this is from a proud mom, she start aid coin drive, trying to help super storm sandy victims. send us your story. you will see, there is a click for the ureport link under the holiday helper section to let us know how you are helping out. what is the legal limit for driving while high? don't know? neither do the states that have just legalized marijuana and the latest on a shooting in a california indian reservation we have been telling you about. an update, next. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >> jamie: rescue in afghanistan, five days after kidnapped by the taliban, an american doctor is free. coalition forces swoop in after reports his life could be in danger. we'll have a live report. >>> regulation nation. is the water you drink a pollutant? it could cost you your home. >>> nfl tragedy, the football league in shock after a car crash leaves one dallas c
of those rooms were left vacant for sandy victims and have gone unused and the taxpayers will now have to foot that bill. 73%, how many americans would rather have a cash bonus instead of a holiday work party or gift. the next best thing, a raise. finally, $20,000, that's all you have to fork over for a flash mob proposal at a fancy new york city bistro, it's being auctioned off on a website. there you go. and well, the grinch may not be the only one out trying to steal your grinch this season. holiday gifts through the mail, an opportunity too tempting for them to ignore. they're intercepting thousands of packages, walking up and grabbing them off someone's doorstep and taking it home myself. running away and identity theft expert, joins us now with how to protect yourself and your gifts this holiday season. robert, nice to see you this morning. >> good morning. >> so, let's walk through some of the tips here, first you say, install a locking mailbox at home. on the inside or outside, it doesn't matter, right? >>. >> on the outside of your home, a locking you mailbox, the postal carri
to help out with sandy recovery. many of those jobs last longer than what ups can offer. experts say that that's also part of the problem, but the fact that people want to hold out for more permanent better paying jobs, but, susan, one other thing here, the issue of filling positions isn't just in lower paying fields. there's currently a big skilled worker shortage, but one consulting group says it's not that there's not workers out there. it's that companies, they're being too selective about who they hire, and they don't pay competitive wages, suzanne. >> wow. complicated picture there, but yol a lot of people still out of work. some companies can't fill positions. thank you. appreciate it. >>> they're smart, right? they're playful? very intelligent. why would someone want to kill dolphins? we are searching for a killer. e just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently.
. we had a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy, but we'll still have about 100,000 new jobs. we're approaching, it must be about four million jobs now that have been created. it doesn't nearly make up what was lost during the bush years, but we're making progress. mr. president, people in america realize we can no longer have the top-down economy that the republicans so loved during the bush years and what they wanted to create again with governor romney. so, mr. president, i'd be happy to take a look at the proposal that the president -- that my friend, the republican leader, has shown us. if we can come up with something like we did when they created this other furor by refusing to increase the debt where we had an ability to come here and have a couple of votes to determine if we were going to increase it, if that's what they want to do again, i'd be happy to seriously take a look at that and report to the white house and my caucus. but until then, i object. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: objection having been heard. mr. mcconnell: mr. p
of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by superstar sandy has faded quickly. >> applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring. >> dozens of same-sex couples in washington state are trying the best as tying the knot today just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage takes effect. last month nearly 54 percent of voters passed a referendum 74 approving same-sex marriage. >> thank you we're taking it live you from our mount tam cam. we are dealing with fog in that area but he up to widespread low clouds. partly sunny conditions in the afternoon. the drying trend kicking in today and partly cloudy inkle this evening. storm tracker for showing us how widespread the cloud cover is. we're seeing some breaks of sunshine but we will do with a lot of cloud cover and fall in the 10:00 a.m. hour. into the evening it will start to push into the east bayshore off finland valley as well as portions of the south bay. as for your temperatures it has not been to chilly of a start. 52 in santa rosa as well as the bottle. 54 in a vallejo
in volume from 2008 to 2011. according to mark sandy, chief economist at moody's analytics, without the f.h.a.'s counter cyclical support, and i quote, the housing market would have quit taking the economy with it. providing the backstop for mortgage credit when public services flee from the market has a cost. the losses at f.h.a. to stem from the new now prohibited down payment program, heavy losses in the first mortgage program, and losses -- loans made at the height of the crisis to prevent a collapse of the housing market. while they have already taken action to pretext the financial mortgage fund for single family loans from seeking federal funds, the f.y. 2012 report suggests that much more needs to be done to prevent such a draw. i want to hear more today about the administration's actions and proposals to minimize the risk to taxpayers stemming from their business and what safeguards are in place to ensure the quality and sustainability of the program. if the administration's actions and proposals will not be sufficient to restore f.h.a.'s fiscal health, i'm inclined to work with
and manufacturing. officials at the labor department say hurricane sandy did not substantially impact their estimates. some analysts expected the job situation to improve but can't predict how bad the fiscal cliff will affect economic growth. here is dean maki at barclays capital. >> we had 146,000 jobs created. that are pretty much in line with the last two months and right in line with where we think the trend is right now. president obama's re-election clearly reduced one set of uncertainties which was who's going to win the election. we now know that he did win, but it hasn't reduced the uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff and what's going to happen there. if the full fiscal cliff were to occur, we'd expect a much worse outcome. probably a contraction in the 1% to 2% range in the first half of 2013. this is a very important issue. the economy was performing reasonably well in the months leading up to the potential fiscal cliff. we saw that in the job numbers for november. we've also seen it in the gdp numbers for the third quarter which rose 2.7% annualized. that doesn't ensu
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